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Obama Jokes About Woodward, Rubio

Get ready for some competition at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Conan O’Brien. Proving once again that the president is one of the nation’s best comedians, Obama led the annual Gridiron dinner Saturday night with jokes about Bob Woodward, Sen. Marco Rubio’s water bottle–gate, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Nate Silver. Obama said he was “surprised” by the fight between Woodward and White House economic chief Gene Sperling, since “who knew anybody named Gene could be so intimidating?” Obama ribbed Rubio’s drink of water during his State of the Union response, joked that Kerry has been showing up for work in “disturbing” pantsuits, and called attention to New York Times columnist Silver, calling him somebody “very special in my life.”

March 10, 2013 8:22 AM